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Old 02-03-2004, 07:26 PM   #1
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kde or gnome


Just curious, what is the difference between kde and gnome. Is one better than the other? It seems programmers prefer gnome. Why?
 
Old 02-03-2004, 08:50 PM   #2
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The difference between KDE and Gnome depends on your viewpoint. Personally I don't find there is that much difference between them. They both have taskbars which can be tweaked, they both have their own suite of apps (konqueror/nautilus, etc) and they're both very configurable. KDE uses the QT libraries and Gnome uses the GTK libraries. So long as you install the both sets of libraries, you can run KDE apps in Gnome, and vice-versa. If I were you I would try both environments and find one that fits, and then find apps (from either environment) that suit the way you work.

Good luck.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 09:11 PM   #3
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Personally, I like KDE better since I am able to adjust the color scheme to my liking, whereas I haven't found the widget to do that under Gnome. I just like the KDE look & feel better. Pick what you want, you may prefer the way Gnome feels.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 11:17 PM   #4
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KDE seems more user friendly, too...and quicker.
 
Old 02-03-2004, 11:43 PM   #5
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I used GNOME on my Red Hat install, it was decent. Then I installed Slackware and tried Fluxbox(looks nice but doesnt have much to offer imo). Now I'm using KDE and am liking it the best. KDE and GNOME both have a lot of apps. But overall I prefer the interface of KDE thus far.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 02:25 AM   #6
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Nobody can answer this question for you. You really do need to just try both extensibly to know what's best for you.

That aside, KDE rules.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:30 AM   #7
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I personally use OpenBox but it is not a very friendly window manager from a new Linux users viewpoint.

In the age old KDE vs Gnome debate, I think the newest version of KDE runs a little snappier and has more eyecandy than Gnome. It all depends on your personal likings. I like the KDE Desktop with the Gnome filemanager (Nautilus) Try them both out and decide for yourself. Open source is all about freedom of choice.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:54 AM   #8
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Please, don't post questions like these.....

it is the same question like:
"What is better, being catholic or being evangelic?"

which invitabbly end up in answers like:
"I'm budists, all catholics s**k!"

The answers shows that the budist has not yet understood budism,
and therefore has to strengthen his opinion by degrading others.

Roughly the same goes for your question.

To put a short answer:
"Both are graphcial user interfaces for *nix, let you run and configure programms with the mouse, have nice looking fonts, and nice shiny icons."

The good thing is, you can allmost allways use DKE apps in a Gnome Session and the other wayx around.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:16 PM   #9
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I think what Pankrat was trying to say there (dispite his typo), is true, KDE and Gnome apps both run under each other's window manager. Picking your window manager is like picking your flavor of Linux, or what car you drive, or what bycicle. You pick one and go with it.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:20 PM   #10
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well, let me hijack the thread then...

which uses more system resources (out of the box)?
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:31 PM   #11
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You can have it T3.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:34 PM   #12
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Having never used GNOME, I can say with all authority that KDE is better, faster, and lighter on resource use.

It's good enough, smart enough, and -- gosh darn it -- people like it!
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:48 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by ranger_nemo
Having never used GNOME, I can say with all authority that KDE is better, faster, and lighter on resource use.

It's good enough, smart enough, and -- gosh darn it -- people like it!
...then again, many people say the same thing about Windows.
 
  


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